|First Flight Of The DJI FPV Drone|
A DJI FPV drone has long been touted as the future of drone photography. It offers better stability and maneuverability than competing models, and it can also do more than just get an amazing view. Now, some people are speculating that the company is about to release an upgraded version of its first drone, the DJI Drone Mini. But what can we expect from the leak?
First, we have a look at a rumor that was originally posted on YouTube by someone calling themselves “loctusprime.” In the video, the videographer claims that the upgraded model will offer improved stabilization. His claims have a little more evidence backing them up than just his own words, however. His video shows pictures of the DJI FPV goggles that apparently come with the package, and they show that the DJI goggles have a built-in stabilizer. If this is true, then the price cut he describes is at least somewhat accurate.
But what else can we expect from this allegedly revolutionary product? Well, one of the biggest rumors and leaks out there right now is that the price for the new fpv drone will be $700. If that price is indeed true, it will certainly be a disappointment to consumers hoping to save a few dollars by upgrading from a basic “flyer” version to a “dust collector” version. It is also to be disappointing to those who would expect such radical changes to come only from the new and innovative software.
Perhaps the most radical change that DJI will be able to introduce is in its ability to switch from the normal flight mode to an advanced “FPV mode,” which is supposed to be twice as fast as the drone’s maximum speed. Is this true? How does it work? Let’s take a look at this more closely.
First, let’s talk about the new fee system. The DJI FPV system will utilize DJI’s all-new advanced obstacle avoidance system. In previous DJI products, the pilot has to manually engage or disengage the aerial system. With the DJI FPV, once the quad-copter has flown into a certain area, it will automatically return to its starting point without having to do anything at all. This will undoubtedly simplify the operation of the entire new fee system.
Another rumor making the rounds at the moment is that the new fpv drone will feature a much more advanced obstacle avoidance system than the one featured on previous versions. One of the reasons why the rumors are coming true could have something to do with Brendan Schulman. Schulman is the man who designed the first obstacle avoidance system for a remote control car, and DJI’s chief technology officer, James Dyson, used the system on the DJI Boost and has since been quite vocal about his excitement for the system. In addition to the avoidance system, the company is also touting the new lightweight radio system that they’ve integrated into the transmitter. It’s unclear whether or not this is a feature that will be found in the product itself, or whether it will be included as an accessory.
The most recent specs we’ve been able to find cover the basic operation of the DJIFPV drone. Specifically, we’re looking at five flight modes (with manual controls), a digital touch screen, a touch-sensitive button next to the battery pack, and two channels (one pre-programmed with the other) for remote-controlled flying and mapping of your indoor home environment. Here are some more advanced specs:
According to the leaks, the DJI FPV drone will offer two flight modes – one with automatic landings and the second with a “self-telepresence” system. In the self-telepresence mode, the pilot can see their surroundings up to three miles away and can navigate through various rooms and hallways, as well as pan across various floors and rooms. This ability is especially useful for outdoors or on rough terrain. Beyond this information, however, the leaks don’t go into much more detail, beyond saying that the system is made with DJI’s award-winning Nautilus autopilot system, and is weatherproof and water-resistant. The price hasn’t been mentioned, nor is the price listed on any official e-store pages for the product.